Royce on Self and Relationships: Speaking to the Digital and Texting Self of Today

Royce on Self and Relationships: Speaking to the Digital and Texting Self of Today <p>abstract:</p><p>Is Internet and phone technology impacting our understanding of "self" and changing the way we relate to each other? Have we given up a strong self-identity for self-presentation and self-promotion? As anonymous individuals we are losing our inhibitions and also a sense of ethical commitment and responsibility. This essay argues that Josiah Royce&apos;s philosophy provides a rich resource for addressing these problems. He understood how technology brings about changes in conceptions of self and of relationships. He experienced firsthand the changes in social relations and self-understanding brought about by the mining technology of his time, and he recognized the dangers that media technology posed, including the leveling of opinions and the loss of individuality. More importantly, his theory of self and self-development is fruitful in addressing the problems posed by interaction in a disembodied Internet world, and his theory of community speaks to the isolation and loneliness promoted by the Internet and the starving of our capacity to communicate face-to-face fostered by the new phone technology.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Speculative Philosophy Penn State University Press

Royce on Self and Relationships: Speaking to the Digital and Texting Self of Today

Loading next page...
 
/lp/penn-state-university-press/royce-on-self-and-relationships-speaking-to-the-digital-and-texting-3bw0cSNjZH
Publisher
Penn State University Press
Copyright
Copyright © Pennsylvania State University
ISSN
1527-9383

Abstract

<p>abstract:</p><p>Is Internet and phone technology impacting our understanding of "self" and changing the way we relate to each other? Have we given up a strong self-identity for self-presentation and self-promotion? As anonymous individuals we are losing our inhibitions and also a sense of ethical commitment and responsibility. This essay argues that Josiah Royce&apos;s philosophy provides a rich resource for addressing these problems. He understood how technology brings about changes in conceptions of self and of relationships. He experienced firsthand the changes in social relations and self-understanding brought about by the mining technology of his time, and he recognized the dangers that media technology posed, including the leveling of opinions and the loss of individuality. More importantly, his theory of self and self-development is fruitful in addressing the problems posed by interaction in a disembodied Internet world, and his theory of community speaks to the isolation and loneliness promoted by the Internet and the starving of our capacity to communicate face-to-face fostered by the new phone technology.</p>

Journal

The Journal of Speculative PhilosophyPenn State University Press

Published: May 22, 2018

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off